Speaker Roster Continues to Grow for Inaugural MIPCube


PARIS: The two-day MIPCube event, held just ahead of the 2012 edition of MIPTV, has added to its lineup of speakers, which includes, among others, Tony Wang, the general manager of Twitter.

Also on the roster is Allen DeBevoise, the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Machinima, a next-generation video entertainment network for gamers. Other speakers confirmed include Steve Henry and Ali Blackwell of Decoded; Vincent Morisset, founder of AATOAA; Danny Zappin and Lisa Donovan, co-founders of Maker Studios; and Lisa Hsia, executive producer of digital media for Bravo.

The Digital Minds Summit, a close-door invitation-only event, will feature Gary Woolf, the VP of business development and digital media for sales and distribution at BBC Worldwide; David Ripert, the VP of content at Dailymotion; Sandrine Dufour, the executive VP of innovation and deputy CFO at Vivendi; and John Honeycutt, the executive VP and COO at Discovery Networks International, among others.

Connected Devices and Connected Audiences will be the big focuses for the first day of MIPTV, kicking off with a market overview by Ben Keen, chief analyst at ISH Screen Digest. Other industry executives featured include Christian Bombrun, the deputy managing firector at M6; Dan Saunders, the head of content services at Samsung Electronics Europe; Jed Simmons, the director of YouTube Next EMEA; and Christian Witt, strategic partner development manager at Google TV.

Further events include a TV Hack Day, which gathers developers and creative talent, and the MIPCube Supersession, featuring the winners of the TV Hack Day, MIPCube Lab and Content 360 competitions.

Laurine Garaude, the director of the television division at Reed MIDEM, said, “Leading up to MIPTV, MIPCube is the only international high level networking and live learning experience where the key players of the new TV ecosystem—major media networks, content production companies, brands and agencies—will join with the leading internet platforms and social networks, tech start-ups and digital media leaders to form the community that will shape the future of TV in all its forms.”